Results 121–140 of 1408 for speaker:Mr Arthur Newens

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Arms Sales (25 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will adopt more restrictive criteria in reaching decisions upon individual applications for the sale of arms, following the Falkland Islands dispute.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Arms Sales (25 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Will the Minister confirm that the £120 million worth of arms from Britain and the expertise acquired by Argentine troops trained in Britain are now being used to kill British Service men such as those who were on the Gazelle helicopters that were reported to have been shot down by British-made Blowpipe missiles? Will he now listen to those of us who have consistently argued—even when the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Arms Sales (25 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Not with my support.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Arms Sales (25 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. In view of the unsatisfactory nature of that reply, I beg to give notice that I shall seek to raise the matter on the Adjournment at the earliest opportunity.

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: City Councils (Staffing) (19 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: What are the advantages of reducing staff numbers if those people merely join the unemployed queues and have to be supported from public funds for doing nothing? Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if he is to reduce the number of staff, others in the Government must take steps to reflate the economy to give those people jobs elsewhere? Further, does he recognise that many of the people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment: Ordnance Survey (19 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Secretary of State recognise that many people who have great knowledge of such matters consider that the steps that he has taken to involve the private sector will reduce the quality of the work that has been established over many years? In those circumstances, will he review what he is doing and ensure that we can maintain the long-established standards of the Ordnance Survey?

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Actions in Tort Against Trade Unions and Employers' Associations (18 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for his consideration of that matter. I am anxious that the matter should be aired clearly because, as he knows, once the Bill becomes law it is then for the judiciary to decide what exactly it means. In those circumstances, if the sort of case that I have suggested was brought by an individual, and a decision was given by the court that was...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Actions in Tort Against Trade Unions and Employers' Associations (18 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: I wish to speak in favour of amendment No. 46, which seeks to ensure that a dispute between an employers' association and any workers shall be treated in the same way as a trade dispute between workers and an individual employer with regard to protection for employees taking industrial action. The aim of the amendment is to clarify the position of groups of employees who could be placed in...

Oral Answers to Questions — National Finance: Value Added Tax (13 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the Minister recognise that strong objections exist, especially among small business men, to the bureaucratic character of the methods of calculation of VAT? Does he agree that there is an urgent need for action to take some of the work off the backs of people who are trying to do a job?

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Midwifery Services (11 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what guidance he has issued to district health authorities on the organisation of midwifery services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Social Services: Midwifery Services (11 May 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: As hospital confinements ensure the highest possible standards of safety for both mother and child, will the Minister ensure that in any reorganisation adequate places will be available for all women to have their babies in hospital? Will he also take steps to ensure that induced births—which have deterred many mothers-to-be from going to hospital—are reduced to the minimum?

Falkland Islands (29 Apr 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: The right hon. Member for Bournemouth, West (Sir J. Eden) accused some Opposition Members of being prepared to express any viewpoint provided that it embarrassed the Government. I hope that he will understand that that is not my motive today. From the outset of the crisis I have taken the view that the Argentine invasion of the Falklands was completely unjustified. Accordingly, I believe...

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Naval Expenditure (27 Apr 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reconsider the priorities in naval spending in view of the developments in the Falkland Islands.

Oral Answers to Questions — Defence: Naval Expenditure (27 Apr 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: How on earth does the right hon. Gentleman expect to inspire any confidence in the future defence policy of the country when he is refusing, at this stage, to admit, even in the light of the Falkland Islands crisis, that he got any of his priorities wrong, when the whole country realises that we would not be in the present mess if he had got them right? Does the right hon. Gentleman not...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 20 April.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (20 Apr 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Does the right hon. Lady agree that it would be a great advantage to involve the United Nations more deeply? That would relieve the United States of the necessity to act in what is called an evenhanded fashion. If the United States adopted the same economic sanctions and brings the same pressure to bear on the Argentine as Western European countries and the Commonwealth have done, is it not a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Nuclear Weapons (Geneva Talks) (31 Mar 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Should the right hon. Gentleman not request the United States to defer deployment of cruise missiles in Europe at the end of next year if there is any possibility of agreement being reached? If that decision is not made clear at this stage, are we not presenting the conference with a fait accompli?

United Kingdom Trident Programme (29 Mar 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Like the hon. Member for Tynemouth (Mr. Trotter) I, too, accept that the aim of any British Government must be to maintain and safeguard the security of our people. There is undoubtedly a nuclear threat. The question is whether the possession of a strategic nuclear capability is the best defence. We must consider the question not only in terms of the ability that possession of a nuclear...

United Kingdom Trident Programme (29 Mar 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: Hear, hear.

United Kingdom Trident Programme (29 Mar 1982)

Mr Arthur Newens: rose——


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